I want to share a technique that will help you stay more focused, have a more masterful approach to getting things done each day, become more result oriented, and decrease the potential of incompletions.
I believe time is the great equalizer. Every one of us has the same amount of time. Some make better use of it than others.
There is a strong argument for using planners and having to do lists that have been prioritized and labeled A, B or C.
I knew a person that color coded her to do list and phone calls, put it in an Excel spreadsheet and was happy to show it to all comers. The sheet was quite attractive.
On a given day fires and distractions would occur that needed to be addressed and the to do list got postponed by a day. The next day the to do list got longer and again the fires and distractions came about and maybe part of the to do list has been addressed.
By the end of the week the list had grown to a monumental size and almost seemed daunting. We have all been there or are there right now. Not necessarily with the color coding but certainly more to do items than time will allow.
The time management gurus will tell us we need to manage our time better. I disagree. We need to manage the events we choose to participate in better.
For tomorrow to be a success a result has to be produced. In order to be more masterful and produce results and achieve higher levels of success there is a very important question I ask myself each evening. Here is the question, "What are the three most important things I need to do tomorrow that will impact my life tomorrow and in ten years?"
Give it a try this evening. Take on the challenge. Write down the three most important things you will do tomorrow that will impact your life tomorrow and ten years from now.